LongCreek couple’s deaths probed

BLYTHEWOOD – The deaths of a LongCreek Plantation couple are being investigated after being ruled a murder-suicide by County Coroner Gary Watts.

It was determined that Sarah Marie Alexander, 48, was killed by a gunshot wound to the head about 8 p.m., Thursday at her home in the Colony Club section of LongCreek Plantation. Her husband, Christopher Columbus Alexander, 50, who also lived at the home, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head, Watts said.

Curtis Wilson, Public Information Officer for the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, said a 911 call was received at about 8:30 p.m., and responding officers found the couple’s bodies inside the home.

It was reported that neighbors said the couple had moved to the neighborhood in 2015. Sarah was employed by Dorn VA Hospital as a nurse manager.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is continuing to investigate the incident.

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